Full Program Investment: TBD.
- 80 hrs of 200 hr program
*Teacher trainees that are completing the full course are expected to purchase books and complete homework.
- 120 hrs of 200 hr program
Students will learn:
- History & Philosophy of Yoga
- Concepts of Energy in Yoga
- Techniques in Yoga Practice
- How to Develop Your Own Practice
- How to Practice Meditation
- Basic Pranayama
- Overview of Ayurveda (sister science of yoga)
- Mantra and Chanting
- Benefits/Contraindications of Poses
- Anatomy and Alignment
- Art of Oral Instruction
- How to Sequence a Vinyasa
- The Art of Adjustment
- Avoiding & Healing Injuries
- Modifications and Variations
- Pre-natal Yoga
- Business of Yoga
My Philosophy on Teaching Yoga
Yoga teacher training is a life changing program that gives you the tools of yoga to develop and evolve as an individual and to bring these concepts to your students as a teacher. This course has spiritual development built into the curriculum while emphasizing healthy alignment, anatomy, proper sequencing, modifications, and therapeutic applications. The first half of this course will get you jump started on developing your own yoga and meditation practice which is the foundation of all good teachers. The second half of the course will prepare you to teach a class and give you the tools to navigate the business world of yoga. Students are taught how to teach a yoga class through verbal instruction with a little demonstration. I believe that yoga instructors should have a keen awareness of all participants in their class and be actively engaged on their well-being throughout their practice. Teachers should be able to sequence poses and offer modifications on the fly based on the fitness, mood, and energy level of the students. This course will groom you to teach in this method.
Graduates will have developed a sound foundation of personal yoga practice. They are ready to hit the ground running and will already have several yoga classes under their belt before graduation. This program will give you the tools to structure and teach a yoga class and give you the business and marketing insight you need to get started.
Syllabus and Required Reading List
Students will be provided with a course syllabus on the first day of class. Students are responsible for obtaining the required reading list below. All books are available through Amazon and can be shipped to Okinawa. Homework is based on class lectures and some assigned reading from the books on the list. Books are primarily supplemental to the lectures. Expect 2-4 hours of written homework per week. The final exam is a take-home exam and 1 week is given for completion. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.
Required Reading List for Study and Assignments:
- Anatomy of Hatha Yoga by H. David Coulter
- Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff
- The Yoga Teacher’s Toolbox by Joseph and Lillian LePage
- Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
- Ayurveda The Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
- Light On The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – BKS Iyengar
Recommended Reading but Not Required:
- Pranayama – Beyond the Fundamentals by Richard Rosen
- The Bhagavad Gita and It’s Message by Sri Aurobindo
- A New Earth by Eckart Tolle
- Light on Life by B.K.S. Iyengar